Neonatal and maternal levels of lipid-soluble antioxidants

L. Iughetti, G. Palladini, E. Maggi, G. Bellomo, C. Volta, S. Bernasconi

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Lipid peroxidation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of several neonatal complications. To improve the knowledge on the antioxidant lipid-soluble defenses in neonatal age, we investigated a group of healthy full-term infants and their mothers measuring by high-pressure liquid cromatography the levels of vitamin E and carotenoids. Our data demonstrate that neonatal levels of lipid-soluble anti-oxidants are lower than the maternal ones. Moreover we show that neonatal Vitamin E and carotenoid concentrations are respectively unrelated and strictly related to maternal levels of the same lipid-soluble anti-oxidants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalActa Biomedica
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • α-tocopherol
  • Carotenoid
  • Lipid-soluble anti-oxidants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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